Spring semester is underway at Skidmore. The first-year students who studied abroad in London this past fall have joined the on-campus community, and the Class of 2013 is in the final stretch of their Skidmore experience. Do you remember being on the cusp of life after Skidmore? Do you recall that sense of closing one chapter and beginning something new? It’s interesting to think that we spend most of our lives as alumni of Skidmore and only four years as students.
What keeps us connected? As much as the special moments at Skidmore stand out in my mind, what anchors me to those years and continues to connect me to Skidmore is people—it’s you, our class, our professors, and all the people who made our time at Skidmore interesting, challenging, and inspiring.
For me it is professors like Sheldon Solomon and Una Bray. It’s President Porter, whose awful puns and fantastically prepared piano performances come to mind.
It is also Helen, who always answered the main line of the College with “Skiiiiidmore College!”
I’m writing in celebration of those people who made the College what it was for
us and in support of those who continue its important work. Our gifts truly matter
and make it possible for faculty and students to work together on collaborative
research, across a seminar table, or in a studio.
We can have an immediate impact on the individuals who keep the College moving forward. Our gifts support the financial aid program that funds a Skidmore education for 45 percent of the students.
We each have an opportunity to commemorate the Skidmore we recall so fondly at the same time we celebrate the college it is today. Please consider making a gift of any amount to the College today.
Matthew N. Cobb
Class of 1997 Fund Chair
P.S. When making you gift, please share who mattered most to you at Skidmore by taking a minute to jot a note on the enclosed reply card.
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Class Fund Chair
Barney F. Monte